Guelph schools won four of six team titles at the CWOSSA cross-country running championships on Thursday at the University of Guelph Arboretum.
Guelph teams winning team championships on the chilly and wet day were Our Lady of Lourdes, senior girls team title; Centennial Spartans, senior boys; St. James Lions, junior girls and midget boys. St. Benedict of Cambridge won the midget girls category and Bluevale of Waterloo took the junior boys title.
Runners from Guelph schools earned two of the top three spots in the senior girls race as Alyssa Bolliger of Lourdes was second and Centennial’s Sarah Wismer was third. Winning the race was Hannah Woodhouse of Georgian Bay school. Maddie Bak of Lourdes was sixth.
Top three finishers from Guelph schools in the senior boys race were Peter Quosai, Centennial, fifth; Rawle Groothuizen, Lourdes, sixth; Simon Wells, Centennial, seventh. Brandon Thomas of Paris District school was first.
St. James runner Francesca Maltais won the junior girls race. Meaghan Smith of Lourdes was sixth and Holly Laurysson of St. James was 10th.
Kyle Madden of Paris District school won the junior boys race. Top three finishers from Guelph schools were Michael Coccia, Guelph CVI; fifth; Isaac Wismer, Centennial, ninth; Spencer Le Grand, St. James, 13th.
Sevanne Ghazarian of St. Benedict took the midget girls title on the day. Top three from Guelph schools were Madison Jarvis, Guelph CVI, ninth; Abbey Steeneveld, Bishop Macdonell, 14th; Lily Watt, Centennial, 23rd.
In the midget boys race, Alexander Maycock of Orangeville took the title. St. James runners Gavin Hughes, Daniel Dibucchianico and Nick Pozzobon were sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively.
The provincial championships (OFSAA) take place Saturday in Sudbury.